In today’s agriculture you’re more likely to see a producer with an electronic device in their hand rather than a pitchfork. We still raise the same animals, and grow the same crops, but the way in which we do so has changed. Precision Ag is writing a new chapter in agriculture and it has a digital signature.
From the soil the seed is planted into, to the last kernel put into the bin, a database is tracking it.
Below is a sample of how Knuth Farms is using technology to keep up with the Precision Ag movement.
- Preseason production planning analysis for purchasing decisions
- Work Order creation listing job, people, product and machines involved in field action
- Field records, chronicling a seasons activities by: Job, people, product, machines dates and time for each field, each action
- Prescription maps, preplanned product application rates with GPS coordinates associating them to locations in a field
- Analysis of spatial data characterizing variability of soil properties as it relates to agronomic importance
- Managerial Accounting linking inputs and fixed costs to production centers for comparison against profit centers in performance reports
- Field documentation
- Automatic guidance and passive implement guidance systems
- Rate control
- Real time row unit seeding performance monitoring
- Automatic section and planter unit control
- Harvest documentation and real time yield monitoring
- Irrigation monitoring with real time status updates and alerts, daily water usage reports
- Weather conditions at field locations
- Up to the minute elevator and processor quotes